Roasted Asparagus

10 May 2014

Roasted Asparagus

Roasted Asparagus


Today, I want to talk about someone who is really important to me. Someone who never wants to push her way into my life, but is always there when I need help. That person is my lovely mother.

I can't imagine what my life would be without her love and support. She always stressed the importance of sharing, and would always give up her desserts for me. Maybe she was the catalyst behind why I'm so eager to share my desserts with all of you.



Roasted Asparagus


She also might be the reason why I actually liked vegetables as a child. I remember when I was really young, I saw a commercial on TV about washing your hands. It said "wash your hands before you eat, then you'll get a real big treat" and it showed the kid in the commercial getting a bunch of marshmallows. Then it said "if you don't wash your hands, you won't get a real big treat" and the kid was given asparagus. The kid tried giving it to the dog, and even the dog didn't want it. And even at 5 or 6, I was offended by this. Every time I saw that commercial, I would say "I would WAY rather have the plate of asparagus! Give it to me!"

So to my mother, and mothers everywhere, thank you.

And to my invisible friends in the Blogosphere, if you don't know what to make your mom for brunch/lunch/dinner, I would recommend starting with some roasted asparagus. So easy to do, and super delicious.


Roasted Asparagus




Roasted Asparagus
printable recipe


What you'll need:

-1 bunch asparagus, ends cut off
-3 tablespoons olive oil
-1 clove garlic, minced
+salt and pepper to taste


Directions:

    1.   Preheat the oven to 425˚F.
    2.   Place the asparagus on a baking sheet, and drizzle with the olive oil. Roll the asparagus so that they are evenly coated with a thin layer of oil. Sprinkle on the garlic, salt and pepper, then rub over the asparagus so that they are evenly distributed.
    3.   Bake in the preheated oven until they are tender, around 10-12 minutes.


Adapted from Simply Recipes




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22 comments:

  1. I think the roasting is the best way to enjoy the asparagus. Nothing fancy to dress up. Enjoy the natural flavor of asparagus itself. Great job roasting!

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  2. Asparagus is my favourite spring vegetable. This looks mouthwatering!

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  3. Hi Cathleen , what a wonderful tribute to your mother . of course your mother is the reason why you like vegetables , great post and I also like roasted asparagus , thanks so much for sharing and have a happy day with your mom :)

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  4. Yum, asparagus is one of my all time favorite vegetables. My kids love it too. It's one veggie that I know when I serve it there won't be any leftovers :D

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  5. We had a fun mother's day today! My mother has different taste from me but I'm sure she'd love this too :D

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  6. I love asparagus. It's sweet of you to dedicate this post to yr mom. Happy Mother's Day!

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  7. I love asparagus! I can't stop eating it right now. Raw, roasted, grilled -I love it all! Roasting them with evoo and salt is always my favourite way to eat them. Deeeelish!

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  8. We had some roasted asparagus to celebrate Mother's Day today! Brilliant idea. Thanking you for sharing. And happy day to your sweet mama!

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  9. Roasted is my favorite version! Beautiful!
    :) ela@GrayApron

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  10. What a lovely post!
    Sadly, I cannot relate to wanting asparagus instead of marshmallows at that age, but now - now I most definitely agree! It's terrible how they make vegetables out as something disgusting in cartoons and such, because children take note of this. THANKFULLY I later learnt to like vegetables, or rather, figured out that if I actually tasted it, it usually turned out to be quite nice :P

    In Norway, Mother's day is on a different day of the year (which makes it very confusing as I live in Glasgow, but hey :P), but to all the mothers out there: Happy Mothers' Day!

    I hope you have had a lovely weekend m'dear :) x

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  11. Somehow I see asparagus everywhere and I start feeling that I am missing something :D

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  12. Haha I so love that you were an asparagus-loving kid!

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  13. What a really sweet post Cathleen, your mom sounds wonderful!

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  14. My mom loves asparagus! I think I chose to like it because she did, too. That story is so sweet and so funny! I wish I had seen this yesterday - but I can still make it as a belated gift, right? Thanks Cathleen!

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  15. I love most vegetables, but for some reason I just can't get into asparagus!

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  16. I soooo Agree with you on this point!!!!!!! I love my veggies and my mom has also played a big role when it comes to making healthy food choices! Hats off to moms!!! They sure do know what's best for us, eh! :) I'm LOVING this recipe!!!!! I love asparagus and this is such an honest and simple dish packed with flavor! I can almost taste the garlic on the asparagus when it gets roasted! Yum! <3

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  17. Awww, moms are wonderful, aren`t they? My mom always made me eat my veggies. I never hated it, but I still ate them since I knew they were healthy for me. :D

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  18. Well... My mum was really a terrible cook so her overcooked veggies didn't do much for my love of veggies... Lol.. But I learned to love them at some point and roasted asparagus is the best!

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  19. Asparagus? Am I in the right blog? Hee...hee...This is great, Cathleen! I love my veggies and that was my mum's influence too :)

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  20. what a sweet post and your asparagus look delicious. they are one of my favorites bc so easy and quick

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  21. Hehehe, your little story is so cute :) My mother also instilled a love of vegetables in me! I think adults only don't like veggies because they never had them prepared well growing up...ok maybe this isn't true for everyone. Roasting asparagus is totally the only way to go. It's so quick, delicious and the cleanup is a breeze if you line your pan with foil!

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  22. My mom was the same way - I grew up loving fruits and vegetables. Thank goodness she taught me some really healthy eating habits!

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